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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Fastweb.com, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter, The Scholar’s Journal. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

NSHSS-DECA Entrepreneurial Scholar Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school junior and senior NSHSS members who are also DECA members and who intend to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality or business.

Scholarship Award: Three $1,000 scholarships for high school junior and senior NSHSS members with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants may be U.S. or international students. The scholarships will be awarded and presented to scholars at the DECA International Career Conference, April 26-29, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• DECA chapter advisor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words answering one of two questions below:

A. Describe your career plans and how your membership in both DECA and NSHSS is preparing you to succeed.

B. What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2016

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

St. Michaels Boarding School Scholarship 2017

Win $50,000 for boarding school!

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school in the U.S. and Canada with high school graduation years of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Scholarship Award: full-year scholarship to live and study as a boarder on campus at St. Michaels University School.

NSHSS partner, St. Michaels University School (SMUS), located in Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s top boarding schools. On the heels of last year’s successful Best School Year Ever contest, St. Michaels is once again offering a $50,000 full-year boarding scholarship for grade 8 – 12 students. The winner receives a full-year scholarship to live and study as a boarder on campus at St. Michaels University School.

The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime high school experience will:
• Pursue their best-ever academic performance, supported by top-notch teachers.
• Make lifelong friendships forged by the bond of living and learning at SMUS.
• Share their boarding school experience with the world on a blog and in SMUS webisodes.

Contestants who enter BEFORE JANUARY 10, 2017 could win:
• The grand prize of full tuition for boarding and study for the 2017-2018 school year, valued at $50,000.
• One of two runner-up prizes of $10,000 SMUS boarding scholarships.
• Three finalists win an all-expense paid trip with their parents or guardians to Victoria, BC.
• Three finalists interview with at least two members of our all-star alumni panel, including basketball superstar Steve Nash.

For more details on how to apply, visit www.BestSchoolYearEver.ca or text your questions to 250-370-6170.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Minerva School 4 Year College Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school senior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: This scholarship will cover four years of full tuition at Minerva ($40,000).

The Scholarship for Perseverance: Minerva has established the Scholarship for Perseverance to identify and reward exceptional NSHSS students who have the courage and ambition to explore new things, and the resilience and maturity to learn from failure.

To apply, simply complete the free Minerva application and denote your interest in the scholarship at the end of the application process. The first phase takes only fifteen minutes, so get started today!

Deadline: January 15, 2017
Link to access opportunity will be added Fall 2016.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Georgetown College Tuition Scholarships 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the Georgetown College by February 1st of senior year. Must possess a 3.6 unweighted high school grade point average.

Scholarship Award: $18, 000 - $22,000 scholarship renewable for four years

Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $18, 000 - $22,000 and is renewable for four years.

contact: Georgetown College
admissions@georgetowncollege.edu
1-800-788-9985

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

African Impact Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members 18 and older

Scholarship Award: African Impact is offering one scholarship to an NSHSS member to attend a 4-week Healthcare Project program in St. Lucia, South Africa. African Impact is also offering NSHSS members, age 18 and older, a 10% discount on program registration fees for projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. To learn about the full range of programs offered, visit http://www.africanimpact.com.

NSHSS partner African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization that runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences, service placements and internship programs throughout Africa. The organization was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe and since then has grown into the African leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

The volunteer experiences offered are based on three key points: 1) volunteers having an amazing time and experiencing everything Africa has to offer; 2) volunteers learning as much as they can about local history, culture and wildlife and soaking up the essence of the country; and 3) supporting local communities and conservation efforts through education and hands-on help.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words explaining why you wish to participate, the contribution you hope to make, and what you hope to gain from your participation in the African Impact experience..
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.

Scholarship Award: Ten $2,500 scholarships renewable for three years

Hollister Co. has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. (Formerly called the A&F Anti-Bullying Scholarship).

Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The $2,500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Connect-123 Internship Program Scholarships 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who are at least 18 years of age and who are undergraduate or graduate students, or students taking gap year

Scholarship Award: Connect-123 is offering an NSHSS member a scholarship to any destination; the scholarship will cover the program fee, excluding housing.

NSHSS partner Connect-123 assists gap year, undergraduate and graduate students in finding challenging, career-related internships and volunteer and service learning projects in a wide range of fields including human rights, journalism, education, business consulting, entrepreneurship, health care, engineering and sustainable development.

Connect-123 has an extensive network of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai, and their local, on-the-ground staff can find specific opportunities for students according to their academic and career goals. Connect-123 advises program participants prior to departure and provides ongoing support and guidance once abroad, from academic advice and mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency.

For program information, please visit www.connect-123.com. All programs run throughout the year and have flexible start dates and durations. Typical durations are 8 to 12 weeks, however programs can range from 2 weeks to 6 months.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing which program you wish to participate in and what you hope to contribute and to gain from your participation.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

United Planet Merit Scholarship 2017 (Shorter Program - Age 16 - 18)

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members age 16 - 18

Scholarship Award: Volunteer program scholarship

NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration. United Planet is offering a scholarship for any 1-3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations including:

• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
• Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s Long-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year round.

*Note that discounts cannot be combined with this scholarship. Please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs.

**Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2017.

NSHSS members age 16 - 18 may apply for both a full tuition scholarship for a short-term program as well as a $500 scholarship for a long-term program (see www.nshss.org/scholarships to access information regarding the long-term programs). However, students can only be awarded one of these scholarships. *Full tuition scholarship does not cover travel

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture will inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

United Planet Merit Scholarship 2017 (Extended Program - Age 16 or older)

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members 16 and older

NSHSS partner United Planet is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers which fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared global challenges through immersive international service, internships, and cross-cultural collaboration.

Scholarship Award: Five $500 scholarships offered by United Planet for any 1-12 week, 6 month or one year volunteer program in any of the program destinations below. Students must be AGE 16 OR OLDER by the dates of the program.

• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
• Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
• The Pacific: New Zealand
• Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
• Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

All NSHSS members will receive 10% off of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year-round, and 5% off United Planet’s Long-Term Quest Volunteer Abroad Programs year round.

*Note that these discounts cannot be combined with a scholarship.

**Scholarship recipients must depart on their program by December 31, 2017.

Students age 16 or older may apply for both a $500 scholarship for a long-term program as well as a full tuition scholarship for a short-term program (see www.nshss.org/scholarships to access information regarding the short-term programs). However, students can only be awarded one of these scholarships. You may select programs dates and locations but are allowed to change these after submission if you wish.

Please visit http://www.unitedplanet.org/volunteer-abroad for more information on United Planet's Volunteer Abroad Programs.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how your experience living and serving abroad in a different culture will inspire and enrich your academic and professional pursuits as an NSHSS scholar.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Earth Day Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.

Scholarship Award: $500 prizes awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects submitted for the competition.

The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. The project was launched in 2013 and is open to all high school students annually.

Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community. Requirements include a written explanation of the project, including the process, its impact, and how it will impact the future. Submissions should be supplemented with a creative component, such as a video, painting, drawing, or collage that highlights the project.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Intern Group Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members 18 or older and a full-time undergraduate at a university or community college

Scholarship Award: A $5,000 - 6,000 USD scholarship

The Intern Group has partnered with NSHSS to offer one scholarship for 6 weeks in summer 2017 to any of its international program locations (London, Madrid, Colombia, Hong Kong, Australia, or New York [*please note that the New York program is only available to non-US citizens]). This scholarship is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable international experience to help you stand out from the crowd when you are applying for full time jobs. The Intern Group has previously placed interns with a number of companies and organizations across the globe to enhance cultural understanding and professional development abroad. The application requires a personal statement, transcript, educator or employer recommendation, resume, and photo.

Scholarship Dates: TBD

Application Requirements:
• Must be an 18 or older NSHSS member and a full-time undergraduate at a university or community college
• Must be willing to share experiences abroad with the The Intern Group community and The Intern Group social media platforms via weekly blog posts, pictures, videos, and also provide a testimonial at the end of time abroad.
• Personal statement of 500 words describing why have you selected the destination you have checked and what you hope to gain from the internship program.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• 6 weeks professional internship in the sector of your choice
• Visa
• 6 weeks quality accommodation (private bedroom in good area)
• Airport pick-up (private car to take you to and from the airport and direct to your apartment upon arrival)
• 24/7 emergency assistance from local staff
• Professional development tools and training (communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills)
• Industry-leading workplace performance assessment (created by global HR firm DDI International)
• Cultural and social events
• Written pre-trip Welcome Pack
• Welcome orientation
• Welcome package including city maps, important program information, and transportation card
• An active international community of interns with regular events and organized activities
• Academic credit assistance (where required)

What is not included in the scholarship?
• Flights
• Daily living expenses (food/drink)
• Insurance

All NSHSS members receive a 10% discount on a year-round program of their choice. To apply for the 10% discount, please apply through The Intern Group website and indicate that you are an NSHSS member: www.theinterngroup.com/.
Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Education First Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who are at least 16 years of age

Scholarship Award: One scholarship for an NSHSS member to study the language of his or her choice in the country and date of their choosing for a two-week period.

EF International Language Centers offers students the chance to study abroad and learn a language in some of the world’s greatest cities. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds by providing life-changing education for global citizens. EF offer immersive courses in 6 languages and 12 destinations around the globe.

NSHSS members can study French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese through interactive immersion classes located in some of the world's greatest cities. Students reside with a local host family, providing a unique opportunity for culture insight.

Language choice includes: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese.

Countries of choice include: France (Nice or Paris); Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga); Costa Rica (Playa Tamarindo); Italy (Rome); Japan (Tokyo); China (Beijing); and Germany (Berlin or Munich).

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words explaining why the you wish to participate in the EF International Language Study program.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

The scholarship covers EF’s program fee and includes the following:
•Course Fee
•Books and Learning Material
•Meals (Breakfast and dinner during the week, all meal on Saturday and Sunday)
•Accommodation with a screened local host family
•Airfare voucher up to $1000USD

**The scholarship does not include other expenses such as local transportation, events, and travel.

A 5% course discount is available to all active NSHSS members and educators, which can be applied to any intensive language course of two weeks or more in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, or Costa Rica. This offer cannot be combined with any other EF discount. Interested individuals, ages 16 and older, may apply directly with EF by visiting http://www.ef.edu/ils/?source=00600,Brochures,007934,N1US_EDU_NSHSS . NSHSS will verify that applicants are active members.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NSHSS STEM Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school senior NSHSS members planning to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including any area related to the medical field.

Scholarship Award: Five $1,000 scholarships

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words discussing why you have selected your intended STEM major and your future career plans related to this major.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Oglethorpe University Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who are rising college freshmen

Scholarship Award: $10,000/$2,500 per year for four years

All NSHSS members admitted to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, as freshmen will receive a $10,000 NSHSS-OU Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded $2,500/yr. for four years, and is in addition to other Oglethorpe merit/need based awards you may qualify for. Apply at https://apply.oglethorpe.edu/apply/

*Please note March 4, 2017, is the recommended deadline, but you are still eligible to receive the scholarship if accepted after the deadline.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fairleigh Dickinson University Pre-College Program 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: Fairleigh Dickinson University will award one full and one-half scholarship to selected NSHSS scholarship applicants.

UNIV1003 will assist students in exploring career options utilizing personal values, interests, strengths and preferences. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of written and verbal communication skills and how to utilize them in a professional setting.

This course will explore the importance and role of networking as a professional in both online and offline scenarios. Students are introduced to methods of self-awareness and engaged learning and they are encouraged to develop an academic plan, with formal and informal components, that supports their ultimate career goals. Respect for individual and cultural differences is fostered throughout the course, as is the importance of an international perspective for professional success.

For more information about UNIV 1003, please visit http://www.nshss.org/about-nshss/partnerships-and-collaborations/fairleigh-dickinson-university/.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NSHSS Native American Scholar Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school junior and senior NSHSS members who are Native American or Alaska Natives. You may trace Native American Ancestry at this link: http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm

Scholarship Award: Three $1,000 scholarships for the freshman year of college

Application Requirements:
• Documentation of Native American heritage
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words responding to one of the following questions:

A. As a Native American, how have you acted as a positive role model in your community and how do you plan to continue to impact tribal communities positively in the future?

B. How have you helped create awareness of your own tribal culture and heritage in your school and/or community?

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school junior and senior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: $1,000-$5,000 scholarships. A minimum of 10 applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships; 75 applicants will be selected for $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how you hope to make a positive impact on society and how your college plans should help you on your journey.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Johns Hopkins University Summer Scholarships 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members at least 16 years old for the Summer University Program and at least 15 years old for the the Discover Hopkins Program.

Scholarship Award: Johns Hopkins will be providing one NSHSS member with a scholarship to attend their Pre-College summer session in 2017, and NSHSS students may also apply for additional need-based grants. The deadline for need-based grants is March 16, 2017. Details: TBA

Johns Hopkins University invites you to participate in one of their selective academic programs for mature, high-achieving high school students. Become a university student for a few weeks this summer while you take undergraduate classes at one of America’s most prestigious universities.

The Summer University Program is for students who are academically prepared to enroll in freshman and sophomore-level undergraduate courses. Students choose courses from the summer offerings, lasting two or five weeks, and take classes alongside university students.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER UNIVERSITY (INCLUDING MINI-TERMS):
• You must be at least 16 years old by June 30, 2017
• Have completed your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school
• Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)

The Discover Hopkins Program is also for students who are academically ready for undergraduate courses, but would like to concentrate on one topic.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DISCOVER HOPKINS PROGRAMS:
• You must be at least 15 years old by June 30, 2017
• Have completed your freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school
• Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)

You will receive a university transcript with your grade(s) at the end of the program. The credits you earn at Hopkins are university undergraduate credits, which you may transfer to your future university program.

Deadline: March 16, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tía Tula Language Study in Spain 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: Tía Tula is offering one tuition-based scholarship, which consists of an Intensive Spanish Language Program during four weeks in July 2017 (dates TBD)

Tía Tula is the perfect place to learn Spanish. Situated in downtown Salamanca, Tía Tula Spanish School is a teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad throughout the year. The school will sponsor the tuition of four hours daily of Spanish lessons and the arrangement of housing with a host family, which includes full board and a single room, for the duration of the four-week program. The winner of the scholarship will be the person with the application number closer to the winning number of the Spanish National Lottery, date TBD.

Tía Tula is also offering 20 partial scholarships (a 35% discount in the Intensive Spanish Language Course) for the same dates to the first 20 students writing to Tía Tula expressing their interest in the program. These partial scholarships will take place on the same date as the full scholarship. If a student with a partial scholarship wins the full scholarship, Tía Tula will refund the total price paid by the student to book his/her place in the program.

All NSHSS members are welcome to Tía Tula, no matter your level of Spanish.

To view the full range of courses visit: http://www.tiatula.com/courses/spanish.php
For more information, please e-mail: info@tiatula.com

Link to access opportunity will be made available Spring 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school sophomore, junior, and senior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: One $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and a $1,000 scholarship for the top four finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing a volunteer project which you feel most benefited both you and the recipients, and also how and why you became involved in the project, what it entailed, and what have been the results.
• List of service activities (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2017.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school sophomore or junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: March 20, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college

Scholarship Award: Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words discussing why you plan to participate in a study abroad program and what you hope to gain from the experience. Also include what field you are pursuing and how your studying abroad might be of value to your particular educational and career goals.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Location and dates of study abroad program
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: March 25, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) 2017

Eligibility Requirements: Rising high school junior and senior NSHS members

Scholarship Award: Three $600 scholarships

NSHSS is proud to partner with the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) to offer NSHSS members a special tuition scholarship.

ESSYI is a two-week academic enrichment program that provides talented, rising high school juniors and seniors with a college-level, hands-on learning experience that explores the many disciplines, tools and approaches needed to address complex, environmental issues. The mission of ESSYI is to empower students with the confidence, capacity, and tools to change the world. At the same time, the program helps students understand the variety of collegiate and career opportunities that are related to one’s interest in the environment.

Founded in 1993, ESSYI annually hosts 30-35 students, many who attend the program thanks to scholarships provided by private foundations and public organizations. Since its inception, scholarships totaling more than $150,000 have been awarded through ESSYI - and as the program continues to receive wider recognition - it is seeking to expand its connections, both at the local and national levels.

NSHSS scholars are invited to apply to the ESSYI Tuition Scholarship Competition using the regular application process on the ESSYI website. When applying, we ask that you indicate that you are applying for an NSHSS scholarship in the application section entitled “Academic Interests.”

Alternatively, you may also use the “Request Information” section of the website to request a brochure, information about the Colleges, and paper application materials.

The winner will be chosen based on a combination of academic ability, a teacher’s recommendation, and a personal statement. The personal statement should be environmentally focused and provide us with insight into who you are and how you think.

The $25 application fee will be waived for all NSHSS members.

More information about ESSYI, total cost, and an online application are available at:
http://essyi.hws.edu
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The University of Sydney Gap & First Year Program Abroad Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who are at least 18 years of age by July 2017 (program start date), and must not reside in Australia

Scholarship Award: Two $6,000 USD scholarships are offered for NSHSS members toward participation in the 2017 Gap & First Year Program for Semester 2 at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney offers the best student experience in Australia coupled with state-of-the-art learning environments and academic support services in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A Study Abroad experience after high school is a brilliant way to kick start your tertiary education by experiencing an exciting new culture, seeing the world and studying unique subjects.

The 2017 Gap & First Year Program allows students with no previous university-level study an opportunity to choose from over 150 units of study spanning Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Education, Music, Engineering & IT, and Science. From Photography to Astronomy or Sport and Learning in Australian Culture, there is a wide variety of units available.

The program starts July 2017, and ends November 2017.

Application Requirements:
• Personal response of up to 500 words explaining why you wish to study at the University of Sydney
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

*The scholarship covers approximately 70% of the tuition fees. Scholarship recipients will need to be prepared to cover the remaining tuition fees and other expenses such as the cost of airfare, accommodation, student visa, local events, travel and food.

Scholarship recipients receive:
• Guaranteed accommodation walking distance to campus
• MATES Abroad Mentor Program for students to meet Australian students and ease their transition into Sydney
• On-site orientation and farewell event
• Ongoing support and guidance once abroad, from academic advice and mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency

Students must submit an application for the NSHSS scholarship AND an application to the University of Sydney (application submission may be in any order; scholarship and program applications will be paired together). For questions about the program and instructions for the university application, contact: Kristin Johnson, Study Abroad Adviser, kristin.johnson@sydney.edu.au

Apply for the scholarship through the NSHSS dashboard; apply for the program itself through the University of Sydney.

NSHSS Scholarship Application Deadline: March 25, 2017
University of Sydney Program Application Deadline: TBD

More information will be made available during Fall 2016.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Semester at Sea 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who have completed at least one semester of college coursework.

Scholarship Award: An around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000 to an NSHSS college member. The scholarship covers the entire program cost), which offers up to 12 credit hours through Colorado State University. The student is responsible for air fare and visa costs.

Travel the World! Join Semester at Sea for "A Voyage Around the World!"

Please read the full information about the program, including dates, itinerary, courses available, faculty, credit transfer instructions, and other pertinent matters, at http://www.semesteratsea.org/voyages/fall-2017/. Also, you can apply for additional financial aid through the Semester at Sea program as well. Be sure to review guidelines and deadlines on the Semester at Sea website, and you will also need to apply for the program itself on the Semester at Sea website.

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for all NSHSS members. To receive the free promo code, use the promotion code NSHSS on the SAS website. NSHSS members do not need to be U.S. citizens or residents of the U.S. to apply.

*For information on the program and information on financial aid for the program, visit the Semester at Sea website at http://www.semesteratsea.org/admission-aid/financing-aid-scholarships/scholarships/.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words explaining why you wish to participate in a Semester at Sea program.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Financial circumstances
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS female high school seniors with a 3.5 minimum GPA who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their schools and communities.

Scholarship Award: Five $1,000 scholarships established to encourage and empower young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps.

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words in response to the passage below:

Leadership doesn’t have to mean being the head of a club. Actions, not titles, make leaders. Discuss how, through your leadership and participation in school and community events, activities and organizations, you possess the mindset and skills to succeed one day as a leader in the field of your own dreams. Some points you may wish to address, but are not limited to, include: using creativity to solve problems, using humor to diffuse tense situations and build relationships, and inspiring confidence in others to collaborate with you or follow your lead. Please be as specific in your examples.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Saturday, April 1, 2017

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Scholarship 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses (May 15 - August 1, 2017).

All NSHSS high school members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived.

Apply directly through NOLS for the program and for the scholarship by contacting 800-710-6657 and be sure to indicate you are an NSHSS member.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pink Cloud Initiative in Europe - Women in STEM 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS females ages 18-24 interested in STEM or developing a career in innovation and technology (Must have a visa to enter Europe)

Scholarship Award: Microsoft will be providing grants to qualified candidates, to attend and participate in The Pink Cloud Initiative in 2017.

NSHSS females ages 18-24 interested in STEM now have an opportunity through our partner Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and Microsoft Italy to participate in a special initiative called The Pink Cloud, a 3-day event designed to inspire you to pursue a career in STEM through free courses, hackathons, networking opportunities and inspirational talks from successful female role models.

More about The Pink Cloud: The Pink Cloud is a special initiative developed by Microsoft, aimed at closing the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in order to create a society based on gender-equal opportunities.

This is the fiftth year of Pink Cloud; Previous successes in Florence 2013, Rome 2014, Milan 2015, and Naples 2016.

The exclusive Microsoft Pink Cloud scholarship includes the following:
• All local transfers within city
• 3-nights’ accommodation and meals
• Access to The Pink Cloud’s 2-day program (Conference and workshops)
• The Pink Cloud conference/workshop materials
• Guided Tour

Apply via email. Only a LIMITED number of grants available, for an application send an email to apply4pinkcloud@faf.org

Please note that flight arrangements, to and from Europe, plus extensions and travel insurance, are not included in the conference scholarship.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017.

To request for an application, please send an email to apply4pinkcloud@faf.org


Sunday, April 30, 2017

A&F Diversity Champion Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school senior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: Ten $2,500 scholarships

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words to in response to questions regarding Diversity & Inclusion.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A&F Diversity Champions International 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school senior and college members enrolled in or enrolling in a university in either France or the United Kingdom.

Scholarship Award: $2,500 scholarships

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words in response to questions regarding Diversity & Inclusion.
• Resume
• Transcript
• Educator Recommendation
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 1, 2017

American Business School in Paris 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS college members

Scholarship Award: American Business School Paris, an NSHSS Collaborating University, is pleased to announce a tuition discount for NSHSS members. American Business School Paris offers several programs of study, dually accredited in both the United States and in France:

Bachelor of Business Administration (majors: International Business, International Finance or International & Luxury Marketing)

Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion and Luxury Retail Management

The American Business School Paris will offer 20% reduction of tuition cost for all NSHSS members with at least a 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in one of the American Business School degree programs listed above.

For more information, please visit our webpage (http://www.absparis.org/en/) or email absparis@groupe-igs.fr.

Link to access opportunity will be made available Spring 2017.
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: All NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper.

Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking.

If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from the college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award.

Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2017. Submissions will not be returned.

Method of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application as a Word document or pdf.

Application Requirements:
• Title of the paper
• Brief description of the assignment
• Name of the class
• Term/year when the class was taken
• Name of the teacher who assigned the paper
• Email address of school counselor

If you are dually enrolled, include the name of your college professor from your college course, the college at which you are enrolled, and the name of your high school.

Apply online in the member dashboard: http://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

Deadline: May 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

*Essays must be submitted in English.

To view previous NSHSS Academic Paper Award Winners, visit: http://www.nshss.org/member-benefits/scholarship-winners/academic-paper-award-winners/

Monday, May 1, 2017

Envision Career & Leadership Program 2017

Eligibility Requirements: All NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: Envision is providing five full tuition program scholarships for NSHSS high school members to attend one of its summer career programs.

*All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number.

This application is for the scholarship only. To attend a program, you must apply for the program on the Envision NSHSS landing page. There are 11 programs available in the following 8 fields: Medicine; Law; Business; Engineering; Technology; Digital Media; Intelligence, Diplomacy & Defense; and Leadership.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement between about 250-500 words explaining why you believe participating in the Envision summer program will benefit you.
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Brescia NSHSS Award

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members entering Brescia University College as college freshmen.

Scholarship Award: $3,000 scholarships

Brescia University College recognizes the contribution that NSHSS members make in
their schools and communities through their academic achievements and extracurricular
involvement outside the classroom. The many different kinds of service and participation in which
NSHSS students engage in not only provides them with valuable learning experiences, but also
allows them to make valuable contributions to society.

Awards will be made each year to entering students who are members of the NSHSS. A student may hold the Brescia NSHSS Award in conjunction with an entrance scholarship.

Application Requirements:
• Personal statement of 500 words describing how you have contributed to your school or community through your academic and extracurricular experiences and how your academic and
extracurricular activities (including membership in the National Society of High School Scholars) have helped prepare you for university studies.
• Academic/Extracurricular Involvement
• Work or Volunteer Experience

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please email brescia@uwo.ca

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Claes Nobel Entrepreneur Scholar Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school junior and senior NSHSS members who who have an idea for a product, service, business, or other innovation.

Scholarship Award: Five $1,000 scholarships

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Business Idea:
A brief description of your proposed idea, business, or product explaining what it is, why there is a need for it, how it is different from others in the same category, how you would make (or have made) a prototype, and what is your plan for turning this innovation into reality. Let us know how you got the idea and what you have done about it thus far.

Business Plan: Applicants are also required to include a business plan outlining strategies for launching their idea.

A business plan outlines how you plan to grow your business and explains your strategic vision. Visit websites such as Small Business Administration for information and guidance and tips for creating your plan. The Small Business Administration website provides free information for young entrepreneurs and for guidance. You may also take 30-minute free online courses for young entrepreneurs to assist you with starting a business, as well as creating a business plan, which also contains a sample business plan template:

https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/young-entrepreneurs
https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan
https://www.sba.gov/content/how-make-your-business-plan-stand-out
https://www.sba.gov/content/young-entrepreneurs-series

Your business plan should include the following components in a document. You may review the SBA sample template from the free online video course provided by the SBA https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/how-write-business-plan
• Executive Summary
• Company Description
• Market Analysis
• Organization and Management plan
• Service or Product description
• Marketing and sales plans
• Funding request needs (if applicable)
• Financial projections

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

Deadline to apply: May 2, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Saturday, May 13, 2017

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS Ambassadors graduating in 2017 who demonstrate specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community.

Scholarship Award: Ten $1,000 scholarships

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words in response to one of the following questions:

A. In what specific ways you have represented NSHSS as an Ambassador?
B. As an NSHSS Ambassador, how you have contributed to building a positive global community?

*You are encouraged to send include photos and press clippings of any activities if available.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 13, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 15, 2017

NSHSS Literary Competition 2017

Express Yourself!

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: In each category listed below, the following prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250

All NSHSS high school members are eligible to submit their creative work in our new Claes Nobel Literary Competition. Winning literary entries will be published on the NSHSS website. Entries will be judged on creativity, technique, expression, and originality. Three prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories: Poetry and Fiction.

Students may submit poetry AND/OR fiction to the literary contest. All entries must be uploaded online in the application in the member dashboard. Entries should not have been previously published. All entries must be uploaded online in the application either as Word document files or pdf files. Submit one entry per category.

Poetry: Students may submit their original poetry in any style, from formal verse, to free verse to experimental. The poem should be formatted as you wish it to appear in publication.

Fiction:
Student may submit a piece of short fiction, which must be no more than 5,000 words and should not be single-spaced. The entry may be any genre of the student’s choice, including graphic novel or story.

By submitting your literary work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Winners in the poetry and fiction categories may be invited to participate in a public reading of their works.

***If you wish to submit both an entry in Poetry and an entry in Fiction, you may do so (or you may submit an entry in one category only).

Application Requirements:
• Title and description of your submission
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 15, 2017

NSHSS Visual Arts Competition 2017

Eligibility Requirements: All NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: Cash prizes will be awarded to students with the top submissions in the two categories below:

Photography: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250
Painting/Media: First prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250

NSHSS high school students may submit visual art and photography–painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography. These must be submitted as digital files, which must be a minimum 300 dpi JPEG. All work must be the student’s original work. Submit only one entry. By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Application Requirements:
• Title and description of your submission
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Finalists will be contacted to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category. These will be shipped to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense and will be donated to NSHSS.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

To view the 2015 NSHSS Visual Arts Competition Winners, visit: http://www.nshss.org/newsroom/news-items/2015-newsletter/december/feature/

Monday, May 15, 2017

NSHSS Video Competition 2017

Express Yourself!

Eligibility Requirements: All NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award:
First prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250

Application Requirements:
• Title and description of your submission
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting

Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of yourself or your worldview through film. Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made in the following categories: scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance. ***Previously created music may be used if the song’s original artist and composer are credited.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
•Expression of a clear theme;
•Quality of the storyline and script (if applicable);
•Creativity and/or content originality;
•Production quality; and
•Editing.

*To enter, upload your video to YouTube and provide the link in your application.

By submitting your work to us, you are giving NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Plagiarism: NSHSS has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Any applicant whose winning work is determined to be plagiarized in whole or in part will forfeit any awards.
Applicants must also provide a brief statement describing the work submitted – what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent. Entries also require an educator recommendation.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017

To view the 2015 NSHSS Video Competition Winners, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIns-DNGzA0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkNedtE6H0s

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 15, 2017

Syracuse University Summer College 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school members

Scholarship Award: Syracuse University Summer College will be providing a limited amount of partial scholarships ($500 towards a two-week program or $1500 towards a six-week program) to eligible NSHSS members on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Syracuse University’s Summer College for High School Students gives students an amazing opportunity not only to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions, but also to experience college life. With both credit and noncredit offerings lasting from two through six weeks, our programs represent the rich diversity of fields that span the University’s schools and colleges.

Summer College students become part of a dynamic community of equally dedicated students from—on average—30 US States and 15 countries. They navigate daily life in a residence hall and participate in on-campus programs and events; have full access to campus resources, including recreational facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, and swimming pools; see the sights on trips to local cultural attractions, amusement parks, and Niagara Falls; and prepare for college through workshops and tours of local universities. Syracuse University Summer College will truly provide you with the summer of a lifetime.

For more information (including dates and costs), please check out the website, http://summercollege.syr.edu/, or contact sumcoll@syr.edu or 315-443-5000.

Apply to Syracuse University's Summer College!

Students are admitted on a rolling basis, with the application deadline May 15, 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017

ECE Paris - Study Engineering in Paris this Summer! 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS college members. Must have or be pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Scholarship Award: FREE TUITION for two NSHSS college members

ECE Paris is among the top engineering schools in France, and they offer summer courses taught entirely in English. ECE Paris is offering two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members with or pursing a bachelor's degree. NSHSS members in college, in graduate school, and members who have received a bachelor's degree and are not currently enrolled in graduate school are eligible for this opportunity.

Summer is near, and it’s time to start making plans. Sure, you could travel to Paris and visit famous landmarks, but don’t stop there! Situated in the heart of Paris, steps away from the Eiffel Tower sits the campus of ECE Paris, an NSHSS Collaborating University.

There are four courses available:
• Energy and Environment
• Operating Systems
• Web Application
• Augmented and Virtual Reality

Dates: July 2017

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2017

Register Today
To register, please email your completed Summer Program Application Form (select "Apply" to access form) to summer@pariseiffel.fr.

Tuition & Scholarships
The tuition for each of these programs is 1,850€ ($2,040); however, ECE Paris is offering FREE TUITION for two NSHSS college members.

Each program includes:
• Opening Ceremony
• Courses
• Cultural Visits each Friday
• Certificate Ceremony
• Transcripts
• 8 or 9 ECTS credits (depending on the course)

Students are responsible for their own transportation, housing, food and international insurance. Although ECE has secured both private residences and host families, students have the freedom of choosing their own housing.

About ECE Paris, Graduate School of Engineering
Founded in 1919, ECE Paris is committed to training students in science and technology focusing on emerging information and communications technology. ECE Paris' mission is to train students in the international development of businesses and all economic players in a globalized world, with respect for ethics, diversity and cultures.

For more information, please contact summer@pariseiffel.fr or visit http://summer.pariseiffel.fr/index.php .

We hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity!

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

George Washington Univ. Summer Non-Credit Classes 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school members

Summer Immersion Programs (noncredit)

GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to Summer Immersion non-credit program courses. Students must indicate NSHSS on their application for consideration.

SESSION I: TBA
• Writing the City
• Corcoran Summer Arts: Ceramics & Painting
• Social Change & Leadership
• Business Issues in a Global Economy
• Crime & Justice
• Photojournalism: Media in Focus
• U.S. Foreign Policy: Multilateralism
• Robotics SESSION II: TBA
• Biomedical Engineering: Identifying Medical Problems & Developing Solutions
• Communication and Negotiation in a Global Society
• Crime Scene Investigation: CSI DC
• Election Politics: Building a Campaign
• Principles of International Law
• Corcoran Summer Arts: Photography & Digital Design
• Power, Influence, & the News: Understanding Media

For program information visit GW Pre-College Programs at http://www.precollege.gwu.edu or contact GW at 202-242-6360 or email gwsummer@gwu.edu.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Claes Nobel Legacy Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS high school seniors and college freshmen who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who have demonstrated in an outstanding manner the values of NSHSS Co-founder Mr. Nobel. College freshmen must be enrolled in an accredited university. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the recipients are enrolled or will enroll upon entering college.

Scholarship Award: Two $5,000 scholarships. One scholarship for a high school senior and one scholarship for a college freshman

The Claes Nobel Legacy Award was established by Greg Goff, CEO of Tesoro Corporation, in honor of Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, to highlight his family legacy of rewarding excellence.

Mr. Nobel has dedicated his life and work to the values that he holds dear: preserving the earth, promoting peace, and changing the world for the better. In 2002, he co-founded NSHSS with James W. Lewis to acknowledge and nurture the continuing success of high school and college students who have distinguished themselves through academic accomplishment, exemplary leadership and community involvement.

Mr. Nobel encourages all people to prescribe to “The Seven Rights,” a powerful remedy for Universal Peace, Environmental Sustainability, and Personal Happiness. “The Seven Rights” include:

1. Right Thought
Your mind is a dynamic organ. Everything in the universe and in the world – yes, even you originated in thought.

2. Right Word
Words are incredibly powerful. Once a word leaves your mouth, not even the strength of 10,000 elephants can pull it back again.

3. Right Deed
Let Dignity, Honor, and Truth be the noble hallmarks of your character.

4. Right Attitude
Smile and laugh. Be kind, positive, and helpful to all. Become a good listener.

5. Right Livelihood
Step lightly on the Earth--leave no foot-prints.

6. Right Here
You do not have to go to the far corners of the world. Start world transformation in your own community. Start right in your own backyard.

7. Right Now
No procrastination! No excuses! Become a very busy, active person for World Betterment and World Change.

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words in response to the following passage:

Mr. Nobel promotes “The Seven Rights” as a prescription for living a productive life and contributing to the betterment of society. Those include right thought, right word, right deed, right attitude and right livelihood, and conclude with right here and right now.

“Ladies and gentleman, to have a future or not – that is our choice,” Nobel said. “… Together we can change the world.”

Explain how you have contributed and are contributing to the betterment of the world through one or more of Mr. Nobel’s “The Seven Rights”.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 15, 2017

Envision College Scholar Awards 2017

Eligibility Requirements: High school senior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: Envision is offering two $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors.

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words responding to one of the following topics:

A. Discuss the academic field that you wish to pursue, explaining your interests, the opportunities you hope to find, and your ultimate goals in this field.

B. Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Monday, May 15, 2017

NSHSS Emerging Leader Award 2017

Eligibility Requirements:
• Undergraduate college freshman, sophomore or junior who demonstrates exemplary leadership in their school, community and/or workplace.
• Be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Full-time student taking 12 or more credits during Fall 2017 semester.
• Application is open to NSHSS college members worldwide.

Scholarship Award:$1,000 scholarship

The NSHSS Emerging Leader Award recognizes a student who has made a significant impact and positive difference through his/her leadership activities and initiatives. Scholarship funds will be sent to the student’s university prior to the Fall 2017 semester and can be used at any 4-year accredited university.

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Principal and counselor's name and email address
• Color headshot suitable for website posting
• Personal statement of 500 words to two of three questions below:

A. In your own words, how do you define leadership?
B. What three words best describe your leadership style and why?
C. Explain how your leadership in a particular activity or initiative has made a positive impact on the lives of others and/or in your community.

The NSHSS Emerging Leadership Award is sponsored by Morgan Vazquez, President of the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board.

Morgan Vazquez, an NSHSS scholarship recipient in 2009, graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she remained actively engaged with NSHSS. As a Student Council member, Morgan spent time speaking and providing advice to college-bound students and served as an NSHSS representative during Nobel Week at the University of Stockholm. Currently, she is a Vice President – Senior Recruiter of Campus Strategy & Pipeline Development at BNY Mellon in New York City.

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2017

Eligibility Requirements: Rising college sophomore and junior NSHSS members

Scholarship Award: Four $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

Application Requirements:
• Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
• Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
• Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
• Personal statement of 500 words in response to one of the questions below:

A. How do your career aspirations align with the mission of Thermo Fisher Scientific?
Mission: To enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

B. How do you demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific’s core values of innovation, integrity, intensity and involvement?

Eligible NSHSS members are invited to apply via email.

Apply at: https://www.nshss.org/dashboard/

You may view the application before submitting your application, but once you submit your application, it is closed for editing.

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2017

If you have any inquiries, please refer to https://www.nshss.org/faq/scholarships/

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